



Pattern Matching AlgorithmsIssues of matching and searching on elementary discrete structures arise pervasively in computer science and many of its applications, and their relevance is expected to grow as information is amassed and shared at an accelerating pace. Several algorithms were discovered as a result of these needs, which in turn created the subfield of Pattern...   Usability: Turning Technologies into Tools"The book contains much insight." B. Hazeltine, Computing Reviews "Unusual in that the research it brings together spans the perspectives of cognitive psychology, the sociology of work and technology, workoriented systems design, computersupported cooperative work, and humancomputer interaction. Although most of...   Introduction to Fluid Mechanics: includes CDThis book is intended primarily for use in a onequarter or onesemester introductory fluid mechanics course. Our goal is to provide both a balanced introduction to all the tools used for solving fluid mechanics problems today and a foundation for further study of this important and exciting field. By learning about analytical, empirical (existing... 

Modal Logic: An Introduction to its Syntax and SemanticsIn this text, a variety of modal logics at the sentential, firstorder, and secondorder levels are developed with clarity, precision and philosophical insight. All of the S1S5 modal logics of Lewis and Langford, among others, are constructed. A matrix, or manyvalued semantics, for sentential modal logic is formalized, and an important result...   Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short IntroductionDespite not having been used in anger since Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear weapons are still the biggest threat that faces us in the 21st century. Indeed, for all the effort to reduce nuclear stockpiles to zero and to keep other nations (such as Iran) from developing nuclear capability, it seems that the Bomb is here to stay. In this gripping Very...   The Nine Numbers of the Cosmos"Drawing upon Descartes's saying, 'What do I know?' RowanRobinson asks what we know about the universe. In answer, he has come up with nine numbers that summarize our current understanding of the cosmos. . . . The numbers RowanRobinson presents are grounded in scientific research, although more than a little speculation was used in deriving... 

Mobius and his Band: Mathematics and Astronomy in NineteenthCentury GermanyAugust Mobius was one of the 19th century's most influential mathematicians and astronomers. Written by six distinguished contributors, this book explores the work of Mobius and his brilliant German contemporaries. The work emphasizes those achievements which in many ways can be seen to reflect the exciting advances taking place at the time...   The Martians of Science: Five Physicists Who Changed the Twentieth CenturyIf science has the equivalent of a Bloomsbury group, it is the five men born at the turn of the twentieth century in Budapest: Theodore von Karman, Leo Szilard, Eugene Wigner, John von Neumann, and Edward Teller. From Hungary to Germany to the United States, they remained friends and continued to work together and influence each other throughout...   CosmologyThis book is unique in the detailed, selfcontained, and comprehensive treatment that it gives to the ideas and formulas that are used and tested in modern cosmological research. It divides into two parts, each of which provides enough material for a onesemester graduate course. The first part deals chiefly with the isotropic and homogeneous... 

The Oxford Guide to English UsageHave you ever had doubts about when to hyphenate two words? Confused over whether you should disassociate or dissociate yourself from something? Do you know when to spell doggie as doggy? Is it really a rule that a preposition should never fall at the end of a sentence? Now there is a single convenient source you can turn to with all your...   Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters ConsciousnessThe most successful theory in all of scienceand the basis of one third of our economysays the strangest things about the world and about us. Can you believe that physical reality is created by our observation of it? Physicists were forced to this conclusion, the quantum enigma, by what they observed in their laboratories. Trying to...   A Structural Account of MathematicsCharles Chihara's new book develops and defends a structural view of the nature of mathematics, and uses it to explain a number of striking features of mathematics that have puzzled philosophers for centuries. The view is used to show that, in order to understand how mathematical systems are applied in science and everyday life, it is not necessary... 


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